August 15, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident, which occurred at 6:47 p.m. near DiPietro’s market, Simonds said.

Pigg was lying in the road when rescue personnel arrived. She was conscious and talking, Simonds said.

He didn’t have any details about her injuries.


Police say no crime occurred in harassment complaint

Police say they've determined that no crime occurred after investigating a complaint that a woman was harassed and chased by two young men while walking on a trail on Falmouth's Mackworth Island.

The 100-acre island is linked to the mainland and is the home to the Baxter School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as a popular mile-long hiking trail.

Falmouth police told WMTW-TV that the woman felt unsafe after encountering the men on a trail and hurt herself when she tripped while trying to distance herself from them.

Lt. John Kilbride says he tracked down and talked to the men and determined that no crime took place.


Maine State Prison says it has 20 jobs openings to fill

Corrections officials are looking to fill 20 jobs at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

The Department of Corrections says it wants to fill the correction officer openings by Aug. 26. The jobs pay an average of $34,000 a year with benefits.

Officials say besides having a strong work ethic, applicants need to have good communication and interpersonal skills.

The Maine State Prison has more than 400 employees and a capacity for more than 900 inmates.


Three women arrested in home invasion, beating

Three women who police say burst into a Skowhegan apartment where they beat a woman with their fists and threatened her boyfriend with a baseball bat have been arrested.

Deputy Chief Dan Summers says the suspects went to an apartment in town just before midnight Monday, apparently angered about a related theft.

Summers said they banged on the door with a bat and rushed in when the woman opened it.

He told the Morning Sentinel they grabbed the woman by her throat and threw her against the wall. Two started punching her while a third watched. Summers said it's unusual for women to be involved in a home invasion.

Arrested were 33-year-old Stacey Lynn Robinson; 28-year-old Kristina Santamore; and 34-year-old Brandy St. Pierre.


Police say divers locate gun used in street brawl shooting

Police say a dive team has located the gun that was used in a shooting in a central Maine town during a street fight involving more than a dozen people.

The gunshot victim and three other people were hospitalized Monday night following a street brawl in Guilford involving a Rottweiler and people armed with baseball bats, knives and a gun.

During the fight, one of two men attacked by the dog fired a gun toward the animal, but the bullet struck the dog's owner.

Piscataquis County Chief Deputy Robert Young told WZON-AM that a state police dive team recovered the gun Tuesday from the Piscataquis River in Guilford.

Three of the four people who were hospitalized have been released. An investigation is ongoing.


Man, 18, faces sex charges over images sent to girl, 13

Police say an 18-year-old Richmond man is facing charges for allegedly sending sexually inappropriate images to a 13-year-old girl over the Internet.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says Daniel Reusch Jr. is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25 to answer to a charge of visual sexual aggression against a child for allegedly sending images of his genitals to the Wiscasset girl.

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